Microsoft In-Person Architect Councils in the West Region (December) ~ 2101: A Cloud Odyssey

Architect Council | 2010: A Cloud Odyssey The forecast for 2010 is looking very cloudy, with every technology company delivering some type of cloud offering, and analysts estimating that almost everyone will try some form of cloud computing. But from a practical stand point, how should organizations leverage cloud computing effectively? Is it to simply…

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Architect Council | 2010: A Cloud Odyssey

The forecast for 2010 is looking very cloudy, with every technology company delivering some type of cloud offering, and analysts estimating that almost everyone will try some form of cloud computing. But from a practical stand point, how should organizations leverage cloud computing effectively? Is it to simply host existing and legacy assets somewhere else,…

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Architect Council Events

Facilitated by Microsoft, the premise of this group is to provide an open forum where architects can meet to discuss technologies with their peers.  This forum will provide first-hand experience and best practices that will enable its members to learn from each other and transfer knowledge. Please join us for this great opportunity to learn,…

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Architect Council | Pragmatic Patterns for Architects – WrapUp

We have just completed this webcast series of Architect Council events. Thanks to everyone who attended for taking the time and providing your valuable feedback (the winners of our giveaways will be notified by email). As usual, if you have any specific topics you’d like to see in future events, please feel free to reach…

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Pragmatic Patterns for Architects

EVENT OVERVIEW “Cloud computing will supersede traditional IT”, “SOA will enable business agility”, “my way or the highway”, etc. We’ve all heard this type of proclamations before, as many look to the “next big things” in technology to exact sweeping changes and solve many issues; truth is, technologies and tools aren’t as instrumental in influencing…

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Beyond SOA – Why User Experience Matters

Most companies are on the road to SOA. Now the big challenge is delivering on the promise of this investment – showing value to business sponsors. With all the focus on back-end plumbing, the end-user is no longer a high priority. Are your solutions delivering a great user experience? Should they and how can they?…

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Architect Council | The Importance of the Client – WrapUp

Joe Shirey and I (Woody Pewitt) have recently concluded a series of Architect Councils titled The Importance of the Client. In 2 weeks and 1 day we did 10 events in 7 cities and while it is always great to meet customers working with our tools and technology due to the break neck travel involved…

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Videos from the recent Architect Council Series

A lot of people have commented on how much the liked the videos from the last Architect Council series and if they were publicly available.  Here they are: IE8 History of the Internet Envisioning Video – the potential future of computer interaction Enjoy.

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The Importance of the Client

Over the last couple of years, there has been a lot of innovation around of technologies that make it easier for the end user of an application to interact with systems.  This innovation has been a boon for the end user because it has provided them a more natural interface with systems that span the…

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Architect Council | The Importance of the Client

Over the last couple of years, there has been a lot of innovation around of technologies that make it easier for the end user of an application to interact with systems.  This innovation has been a boon for the end user because it has provided them a more natural interface with systems that span the…

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